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Barbara Ann Kipfer
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology

A modern, comprehensive compilation of more than 7,000 entries covering themes, concepts, and discoveries in archaeology written in nontechnical language and tailored to meet the needs of professionals, students and general readers. The main subject areas include artifacts; branches of archaeology, chronology; culture; features; flora and fauna; geography; geology; language; people; related fields; sites; structures; techniques and methods; terms and theories; and tools.

C.Paul Vincent
A Historical Dictionary of Germany’s Weimar Republic, 1918-33

The failure of Germany’s first republic after World War I has aroused several decades of concentrated study. Synthesizing much of that study, this historical dictionary will enhance an understanding of the Weimar Republic.

James S. Tanton
Encyclopedia of Mathematics

Encyclopedia of Mathematics is a comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia designed for high school through early college students. More than 1,000 entries, more than 125 photographs and illustrations, and numerous essays cover the principal areas and issues that characterize this “”new”” area of science. This valuable resource unites disparate ideas and provides the meaning, history, context, and relevance behind each one. The easy-to-use format makes finding straightforward and natural answers to questions within arithmetic – such as algebra, trigonometry, geometry, probability, combinatorics, numbers, logic, calculus, and statistics – simple. Encyclopedia of Mathematics also gives historical context to mathematical concepts, with entries discussing ancient Arabic, Babylonian, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, and Mayan mathematics, as well as entries providing biographical descriptions of important people in the development of mathematics.

Carl Cavanagh Hodge
Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914 Set

In 1800, Europeans governed about one-third of the world’s land surface; by the start of World War I in 1914, Europeans had imposed some form of political or economic ascendancy on over 80 percent of the globe. The basic structure of global and European politics in the twentieth century was fashioned in the previous century out of the clash of competing imperial interests and the effects, both beneficial and harmful, of the imperial powers on the societies they dominated.

Michael Shermer
The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

For decades, the Skeptics Society has been examining supernatural and extrascientific claims and publishing their findings in Skeptic magazine. This two-volume set contains a number of articles from that publication along with new material. In volume one, 59 alphabetical entries introduce the reader to scientific research on phenomena such as crop circles, astrology, the Shroud of Turin, and witchcraft.

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